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Senior Fashion Buyer

Job Title: Senior Fashion Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South Wales
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89324
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: DMB.07751.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: July 24, 2012 16:36

Job Description

One of the UK's best known high street retailers is actively seeking an experienced Senior Fashion Buyer to join its team. The successful candidate will source, develop, buy and deliver market leading ranges across Girlswear at the right cost, right time and the right place to achieve the company's gross profit. Responsibilities: * Agree sales, margin and stock budget with the rest of the team * Negotiate with suppliers to obtain optimum product, prices and terms of contract * Undertake selection of all new products * Analyse information to forecast future demand patterns * Monitor the range to ensure stock turn, margin and profit targets are all achieved * Manage the range plan to maximize customer service levels * Ensure all promotions are executed correctly and resolve any problems swiftly * Conduct range presentations to the rest of the team The successful candidate will ideally be an existing Childrenswear Buyer or Senior Buyer, preferably with another large high street fashion retailer. Childrenswear experience is not essential but the ability to adapt and thrive in a demanding fast fashion environment is essential. A proven track record of managing teams will also be expected, as well as exceptional communication and organisational skills. If you believe you fit the bill required for this fast-paced role, please apply now.